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Bush Appoints Anti-Gay Colts Coach Tony Dungy to Council

Indianapolis Colts coach and Super Bowl winner Tony Dungy has been asked to serve on President Bush's Council on Service and Civic Participation, according to reports:

Dungy"The 25-member council represents leaders from government, business, entertainment, athletics and non-profit organizations committed to growing the spirit of service and civic participation."

Dungy: "I had heard it was in the mix for a while, and it’s just an honor. It’s something we always talk about here with our team, about serving your community and being part of the community and trying to make things better. To be appointed by the President is obviously a once-in-a-lifetime type thrill. We talked a little bit about it and they called and asked if I’d be willing to serve. Of course, you would. I didn’t know how it all had to transpire. Apparently, they had to do some (background) checking and that kind of thing."

Apparently passed muster for all the work he did last March raising money for anti-gay hate groups in Indiana.

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  1. Preznit Bush appoints another Jesus freak. I guess it's a Wednesday.

    Posted by: Marco | Aug 15, 2007 2:52:45 PM


  2. Just another demonstration of how Bush et al have given up on the majority of the country and now are catering only to the 30% of registered voters who still support him.

    A douchebag appoints a tool to some worthless advisory committee. Nice.

    Posted by: Brian | Aug 15, 2007 2:57:08 PM


  3. Oh crap.

    I just gave my brother this douchebag's book for his birthday.

    Posted by: Rodolfo | Aug 15, 2007 2:58:51 PM


  4. Dungy's an ass. I don't care if he coaches Jesus & The All Stars. He's a willingly ignorant bigot.

    As for King George, I predict at least 15% of self-identified gay voters will vote Repug again in 2008. HOPING to be proved wrong but I doubt it after the 21-23% who voted for Bush again in 2004.

    Posted by: Leland Frances | Aug 15, 2007 3:03:52 PM


  5. wow, so i guess someone who could acutally make a difference in using his celebrity to get people involved with civic participation should actually be taken out of consideration because of his stance on a TOTALLY unrelated issue. Good point. I guess according to most of you here everyone is free to have their opinions as long as they are in 100% agreement with yours. Nice.

    Posted by: Nikk | Aug 15, 2007 3:15:08 PM


  6. NIKK, Thank you for that comment. I've often wondered what the difference is between, right wing nut jobs and commentators on this site and I think it is just about the same.

    Posted by: mikeinbama | Aug 15, 2007 3:23:39 PM


  7. Uh who said he's not 'free' to have his opinion?

    Everyone else is free to have their opinions of him too.

    Posted by: Wes | Aug 15, 2007 3:29:39 PM


  8. NIKK, Everyone is free to have their opinions. No one is free from having their opinions challenged and criticized. That is what free speech is all about.

    Posted by: Travshad | Aug 15, 2007 3:30:39 PM


  9. Yes, because we can't expect those who engage themselves civically to treat other people civilly.

    Posted by: Dingy Dungy | Aug 15, 2007 3:30:40 PM


  10. Isn't football starting like right now?? Wouldn't he be too busy?? My guess is the council does absolutely nothing.

    Posted by: anon (gmail.com) | Aug 15, 2007 3:48:41 PM


  11. Good point ANON(GMAIL.COM). Doesn't he have a team to coach right now.
    I don't know what turns former athletes into fundamentalists. Maybe they used to do so much group sex that they feel all guilty, and have to find the Lord. I didn't...feel guilty, that is. I'm still searching for the Lord, but I'll take Reggie Bush instead.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 15, 2007 5:44:22 PM


  12. HATE the Colts. HATE Payton Manning (rumored 'mo, by the way)...HATE Tony Dungy, didn't used to...great football coach, used to respect him until he decided to embrace anti-gay hate groups like the Indiana "Family" Institute http://www.365gay.com/Newscon07/03/031007dungy.htm Give me a break.

    Not only that, but the story goes that his kid was gay and killed himself rather than having to deal coming out. The man should hang his head in shame and stick to football, not be out promoting hate. He should be grieving, and not have time for some bogus presidential council.

    Posted by: So Left I'm Right | Aug 15, 2007 9:45:36 PM


  13. What a bunch of vicious b-tches you are. Dungy is a good man.

    Posted by: Toliver | Aug 15, 2007 10:51:46 PM


  14. TOLIVER,

    By what standards do you judge Tony Dungy as a 'good man'? He supports the Indiana Family Institute, an organization that is one very small step away from being a hate group (and I'm giving them credit they don't deserve). The Indiana Family Institute is vehemently anti-gay. Don't believe me? Check this out: http://www.hoosierfamily.org/...wait a few moments for the video to start playing. And after you're finished there, look at the link for Public Policy and see what they have to say about same sex marriage.

    Oh, and one other thing: The Indiana Family Institute is closely aligned with Focus on the Family which is about as hateful toward homosexuals as any other group in America.

    Now, if you think Tony Dungy is a good man after checking out those sites and knowing that he supports them then you are either a troll from the Indiana Family Institute or you need therapy something fierce.

    xo,
    peterparker

    Posted by: peterparker | Aug 16, 2007 2:00:44 AM


  15. Dungy appointed to President Bush's Council on Service and Civic Participation.

    Many here have denounced the appointment and personally attacked Dungy.
    It unfortunate that the tentacle of bias against homosexuals had to enter this discussion. Right now at least, it is totally unrelated to the story.
    It is amazing how quick so many are to judge the guy before he has been able to be assessed based on his work for the organization. Give the guy a chance. Don't be so hell-bent on dismissing him.

    Posted by: Stephen | Aug 16, 2007 4:03:23 AM


  16. Oh look! It's STEPHEN, James Dobson's personal troll and the apologist for homophobes everywhere! Hi, STEPHEN!

    And by the way, STEPHEN, we've denounced Dungy's appointment and personally attacked him because he's denounced us and personally attacked us by his affiliation with a hate group called the Indiana Family Institute. Dungy has gone on record stating that he is not in favor of gay marriage and that makes him an enemy of our community.

    Posted by: peterparker | Aug 16, 2007 4:45:04 AM


  17. Recently, STEPHEN has been posting here, posing as just another gay guy who happens to hold an alternate viewpoint regarding gay marriage, etc...than most homosexual men hold. But I just went back to one of Andy's original posts about Tony Dungy and found this little gem:

    "The man is standing up and promoting what he believes in. He has the right in every aspect to do what he is doing. If it upsets homosexuals that he follows his faith (and gauging from 95% of the comments here, it does), then they (homosexuals) need to ramp up their counter attack and continue to speak out for whatever it is they are seeking (sidebar: Stump for civil unions vs gay marriage and you'd fare a lot better).

    I am amazed how the verb 'hate' is so cavalierly bandied about when someone takes an opposing viewpoint on what homosexuals are attempting to advance. Tony D., in my opinion, (nor do others) hate homosexuals. They believe differently, with a majority of them basing their opinion and belieefs on a religious / Christian foundation.
    It would make more sense for homosexuals to denounce those who are NOT religiously affiliated in their opposition to gays.
    Consider the religious, et al. as a lost cause and pursue other avenues, groups, etc. to voice & promote your agenda.

    Posted by: Stephen | Mar 22, 2007 8:38:50 AM

    Notice the use of phrases like '...your agenda' and 'they (homosexuals) need to...'. Looks like I was correct in my previous post and STEPHEN really is simply a troll volunteering for Focus on the Family. Let's all make it a point to tell STEPHEN what a sorry, bigoted piece of shit he is (not to mention a lousy Christian). Hey STEPHEN...suck my cock, you scumbag!

    xo,
    peterparker

    Posted by: peterparker | Aug 16, 2007 4:55:28 AM


  18. Tom Dungy is an @sshole. Period. "He's a winning pro coach." "Does faith-based community service." Blah Blah Blah. Sorry no good. Anybody who is an evangelical and supports Focus on the Family and the rest of the hate-spewers deserves to be criticized. Maybe we should consider just how "good" the man is: his late son was berated so much and so often by Dungy (for not being "man" enough) into committing what is the ultimate act of desperation and escape.

    Posted by: mj | Aug 16, 2007 5:58:31 AM


  19. Tom Dungy is an @sshole. Period. "He's a winning pro coach." "Does faith-based community service." Blah Blah Blah. Sorry no good. Anybody who is an evangelical and supports Focus on the Family and the rest of the hate-spewers deserves to be criticized. Maybe we should consider just how "good" the man is: his late son was berated so much and so often by Dungy (for not being "man" enough) into committing what is the ultimate act of desperation and escape.

    Posted by: mj | Aug 16, 2007 5:58:45 AM


  20. Oh my, I guess I struck a nerve there, heh peterparker?

    Dungy's appointment has NOTHING to do with his opposition to homosexuality.

    You contaminate the topic by dredging your agenda into something TOTALLY unrelated.

    Try a little tenderness.

    Posted by: Stephen | Aug 16, 2007 8:48:04 AM


  21. Fuck you, Stephen.

    Posted by: cjc | Aug 16, 2007 10:10:43 AM



  22. PeterParker, I've been TRYING to tell everybody here that for a long time now. I discovered that Stephen wasn't gay a long time ago. I also finally got him to divulge that the source of his anti-gay views is his TRUE Christianity and the fact that he believes that we are all an abomination.

    He continually claimed that his sexual orientation wasn't relevant to the discussion but I believe many here will disagree.

    His compassion troll facade has been wearing thin of late. Now that he is being challenged directly his temper has come through and along with it more revelations about who and what he really is.

    I called him a Focus on the Family troll MONTHS ago. It's pretty clear now that I was right.

    And Stephen, how do YOU know that Dungy's appointment had "NOTHING to do with his opposition to homosexuality?" How do YOU know what it had to do with or didn't have to do with. Is there anything else you would like to tell us? Are you privy to Bush's inner sanctum? Are you James Dobson's right hand man? Do you know Dungy personally?

    Come on Stephen it's time to come COMPLETELY clean.

    I think it's pitiful that Stephen has nothing better to do than troll around gay websites. He is clearly either a deeply closeted homo or a straight man that is so obsessed with homosexuality (like Perkins and LaBarbara) that he can't enjoy his own heterosexuality. Either way it's sad. We should pity him.

    And a question to Tony a man who I, a Tampa resident and Buc fan, USED to respect and adore (before I realized that the faith that he espoused was a faith of exclusion and fundamentalism):

    When you say, “It’s something we always talk about here with our team, about serving your community and being part of the community and trying to make things better.” I have to ask, “Better for whom”?

    Posted by: Zeke | Aug 16, 2007 10:12:51 AM


  23. "so i guess someone who could acutally make a difference in using his celebrity to get people involved with civic participation should actually be taken out of consideration because of his stance on a TOTALLY unrelated issue. "

    I don't agree. A man who supports a hate group like Focus on the Family will not encourage civic participation that will in any way foster equality and fairness.

    Posted by: Brian | Aug 16, 2007 11:58:04 AM


  24. Stephen...I'll repeat myself: SUCK MY COCK, YOU SCUMBAG!

    Posted by: peterparker | Aug 16, 2007 12:36:43 PM


  25. Gay Christians need to grow some balls and start defending their faith. Old Testament lunacy is just that. The people who run around quoting that idiotic portion of the Bible are lunatics!

    Stephen, fuck off. :-)

    Posted by: John | Aug 16, 2007 3:47:46 PM


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